A legend in South Africa the iconic BMW 325is, manufactured in SA from 1985 was known as the “Gusheshe”. To pay respect to this folk hero BMW South Africa is launching a limited edition 330is producing only 230 units exclusively for the South African market. Accelerating from 0 – 100 kms/hr in 5.8 seconds and a power output of 190 kW it is poised to set the pace. The new generation BMW TwinPower Turbo, 2.0L, four-cylinder petrol engine is renown for its agile power delivery and outstanding responsiveness, even at low speeds.
This limited edition is equipped with an M Sport package and 20’ performance alloy wheels. The M aerodynamic kit includes an M Performance front splitter, M Performance side skirts in body colour, M Performance boot spoiler and M Performance exhaust. The M Sport brakes have four piston fixed callipers and the front and single-piston floating callipers at the rear, in blue and features large brake discs to ensure outstanding stopping power. Suspension characteristics can be adjusted by the driver from comfortable to athletic. The driver can also lower the suspension via the Adaptive M suspension system by 10 millimetres electronically to suit all driving and road conditions. Both the 8-speed Steptronic Sport transmission and variable sport steering creates improved handling and responsiveness. Whether automatic or manual using gearshift paddles or the gear lever, the gear shifts are configured optimally. To spark nostalgia the limited edition 330is will show off a high-gloss shadow line inspired by the 325is, and other extended features including a black grille, darkened interior headlights and authentic boot badge unique to the vehicle. Glacier Silver, Melbourne Red, Alpine White and Black Sapphire exterior paint colours are again reminiscent of the 1985 325is.
Exclusive sporty interior includes unique door sills with 330is insignia for driver and front passenger and “Vernasca” black leather sports seats with decorative stitching. M leather steering wheel, ambient interior lighting, anthracite roof lining, glass sliding sunroof, and a Harman Kardon Surround Sound system complete the package. The sports seats for the driver and front passenger provide the most ideal lumber support with raised side bolsters and adjustable support.
The BMW 330is comes standard with next generation technology such as BMW Gesture Control, Park Assist, and live Cockpit Professional.
The limited-edition BMW 330is is on sale in south Africa at a retail price of
R899 000 incl CO2 tax.